Horse Brain Human Brain

Horse Brain Human Brain PDF

By Janet Jones

Horse Brain Human Brain PDF book, brain scientist and horsewoman Janet Jones describes human and equine brains working together. Using plain language, she explores the differences and similarities between equine and human ways of negotiating the world. Mental abilities—like seeing, learning, fearing, trusting, and focusing—are discussed from both human and horse perspectives. Throughout, true stories of horses and handlers attempting to understand each other—sometimes successfully, sometimes not—help to illustrate the principles.

The horsemanship of every kind depends on mutual interaction between equine and human brains. When we understand the function of both, we can learn to communicate with horses on their terms instead of ours. By meeting horses halfway, we achieve many goals.

  • We improve performance.
  • We save valuable training time.
  • We develop much deeper bonds with our horses.
  • We handle them with insight and kindness instead of force or command.
  • We comprehend their misbehavior in ways that allow solutions.
  • We reduce the human mistakes we often make while working with them.
Table of Contents

PART 1 Animals in a Human World

CHAPTER 1 The Horse-and-Human Team

CHAPTER 2 Evolving a Brain

PART 2 Taking the World In

CHAPTER 3 How Horses See

CHAPTER 4 Training with Vision

CHAPTER 5 “Did You Hear That?”

CHAPTER 6 Powers of Smell and Taste

CHAPTER 7 Pulling the Senses Together

CHAPTER 8 Mutual Communication by Feel

CHAPTER 9 Building an Equestrian Brain

PART 3 Learning to Be a Human’s Horse

CHAPTER 10 How Horses Learn

CHAPTER 11 Negative Reinforcement

CHAPTER 12 Training by Reward

CHAPTER 13 Seeking the Good

CHAPTER 14 Indirect Training

CHAPTER 15 Easy Does It

PART 4 Attention, Emotion, and Forethought

CHAPTER 16 Earth to Horse: Capturing Attention

CHAPTER 17 Stay with Me: Keeping Attention

CHAPTER 18 Equine Emotion

CHAPTER 19 Pointing Fingers

PART 5 Horsemanship Is More Than Knowledge

CHAPTER 20 True Horsemanship

Source Notes

Glossary

About the Author

Acknowledgments

Index

File Size44 MB
File FormatPDF
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